Hello! I ran the Lexus Lace Up Riverside Run Run – half marathon this weekend. And I hope this makes Santa happy enough to give me all the equipment of my dream for Christmas! Let's talk about race … yes?
I ran a half marathon, and my mother ran 5 km. There is also a children's race. None of us managed it.
I already participated in this race, so I knew the course and knew that it was super-festive! I love the excuse to get dressed for the race, so I was all about it! I was going to borrow Sparkle Athletic skirt from my friend Kelly, but I didn't have time, and at the last minute I had to write a few things together and hope for the best.
I bought a cover for a dining chair in the store for 99 cents to try to make it work like a skirt. I cut off the top and attached it to stay around my waist. And I thought that my running belt would also help.
It worked well. Halfway through the race, I suddenly felt that she was driving from behind, so I continued to pull her and try to reorganize. Well, it's not fun, and especially not fun to pull on your clothes when you try to run 13.1 miles. At some point, I pulled him down, because I thought that he was thickened from behind, and I realized – no. I just pulled it completely in the ass. Fantasy.
I messed it up a bit to try to make it “good enough” (my motto), and tried to ignore it until the end of the race. I thought to just take it all together, but I thought there would be more problems.
Moral of the story: pull yourself together, Monica. Good. Thank you.
And I put on my trendy new ugly sweater. Running shoes from streams !!
Race: This is a fairly quiet course with a lot of cycling / walking paths. I would love to run here for training sessions.
There are some steep hills I walked through. When running is slower than just going uphill, I am going.
The Lexus Lace Up Race series is well organized and has many benefits for runners. They handed out Santa Claus hats or deer horns when you got a bib! There are trucks with food, fashionable water and a good party area after the race. And – FREE photos of the race. That would be the best part, if not for the fact that I look like a sick kangaroo, going to his death in most of my photos.
Let's see all the impressions that I do, trying to escape …
I live my best life as a fast-tracker.
Pretend I'm playing drums?
I wonder why I didn’t wear gloves when trying to put my hands in my sleeves?
My impression of a depressed kangaroo with honey?
Go to give someone a piece of my mind.
Or maybe I'm going to tell you that I really like this racing series. I feel that this is put on my runners. By this I mean – organized and benefits – those that runners really like. Fun, food vans, a race party and photography are all a definite benefit I appreciate.
Lexus Laced Reindeer
Riverside Half Marathon finish time: 1:50:32
I managed all 4 of Lexus Lace Up Races in the series = Irwin Hough, Ventura Hough, Palos Verdes Hough and Riverside Hough.
After the race, I went to get a bonus medal for doing all of them. And someone on the stand said to check on the stand next to him …
As a complete surprise, I received another medal for 7 finished races in the Cal Half series. I did not even know that it was a thing !!?! Ha!
So I asked a bunch of questions, because I was not at all familiar with them … These are the Half Marathon and California series – they participate in various races across the state. There are different test levels – 4 races, 7 races, 10 races, 15 races and the maximum that you can do 20 races!
And I really like the Riverside Run Medal! I feel that this will work as a Christmas decoration.
And the best part of all this …
Santa is there, and the whole race is so festive and fun – it really inspires the holiday spirit in me.
And this is my last race of the year !!
Now I need to find out what will happen next! I want to start planning my racing calendar for the next year. I didn’t plan anything this year, and I definitely didn’t improve or pursue what made me lose consciousness. The main thing is to move forward and do it for the future.
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